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Virtual cross match (vXM):

  • Potential recipient checked against vXM list.
  • Decision to proceed with vXM must be confirmed with on call H&I scientist.

Prospective cross match:

  • Send spleen and lymph nodes to SNBTS H&I staff for lymphocytotoxic crossmatch as a matter of urgency.  Please ensure that a SNBTS histocompatability platelet immuno-haematology form is completed and sent with the lymph node and spleen to H&I laboratories.
  • Results of prospective cross match will be reported to the renal recipient coordinator. In addition a direct conversation should be had between consultant surgeon on call and H&I consultant.


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